Ed McGowan is Senior Vice President, Global Media & Carrier Sales at Akamai. He is responsible for managing a global team of sales, pre-sales and channel sales professionals who support some of the largest global web brands in the Broadcast, Video Distribution, Online Gaming, Publishing, High-Tech and Social Networking industries.
Mr. McGowan's responsibilities also include leading the development of strategic relationships with carriers around the globe, as well as, coordinated carrier activity across Akamai's sales, networks, and product organizations. He has been instrumental to the development of many strategic alliances with major global carriers including: AT&T, Telefonica, PLDT, Bell Canada, Telstra, Orange and SingTel.
Mr. McGowan has also served as Vice President of Corporate Development, and was instrumental in helping to establish Akamai's Carrier Products business in 2012 in addition to leading numerous mergers and acquisitions from 2005-2012.
Joining Akamai in 2000, he began his career in Finance as Senior Director of Finance. Mr. McGowan took over Akamai's Sales Operations in 2002 and helped to create the Company's first Business Operations Group.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. McGowan was Controller for iCast Corporation, a CMGI company. He started his career in Public Accounting working for Arthur Andersen's High Technology Practice and for PWC in their Transaction Services Group.
Mr. McGowan is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Providence College and a Certificate in Accountancy from Bentley College. He is also a graduate of the Greater Boston Executive Program from the Sloan School at MIT.